In Year 4 we aim to build on the skills, knowledge and concepts that the children have assimilated from their previous school experiences.
The learning process is often practical, providing many different opportunities to explore and consolidate a given concept. A major part of that process is repetition and consolidation. We discuss the learning with the children in terms of them Beginning, Developing or Mastering a new skill, knowledge or their understanding.
The children will be introduced to new activities and concepts which will require a greater concentration, problem solving and increasing independence.
Children learn in whole-class, group, paired and individual sessions. During some learning, there will be opportunities for mixed groups across the year group. Each child is encouraged to reach their potential.
Our Learning Focused School
At Rainbow International School Uganda (RISU) we talk about what the children are learning as opposed to what they are doing.
Each child is an individual and we are interested in how they progress and achieve rather than attainment. We assess children throughout the year to measure their learning; the change that occurs in their knowledge, skills and understanding as a result of the learning experiences they have.
Within RISU we are a learning focused community. Both the staff and children continually develop their learning, this in turn brings the school community together.
Teaching staff in Year 4:
Each class in the Primary section of Rainbow International School has a full time class teacher and a full time teaching assistant;
|CLASS||CLASS TEACHER||TEACHING ASSISTANT|
|4MG||Mrs Gachanja Mercy||Miss Misanya Stella|
|4SE||Mr Stefan Eckhardt||Miss Namitala Jackie|
In today’s increasingly interdependent world, it is more important than ever to ensure children are prepared for their roles as global citizens. At Rainbow we strive to educate and develop children into 21st Century Learners internationally minded individuals who respect and celebrate diversity.
Each IPC unit has embedded within it, across the different subjects, learning-focused activities that help children start developing a global awareness and gain an increasing sense of themselves, their community and the world around them, as well as inspiring positive action and engagement with global issues.
In addition to this, each thematic IPC unit of work includes specific tasks related to International as a subject in its own right, as well as encouraging schools to explore the unit from the perspectives of both the ‘host’ country (the country ‘hosting the school’) and ‘home’ country (the country which children call ‘home’).
Our definition of International Mindedness here at RISU is;
International Mindedness is the ability to respect and value the cultural and linguistic diversity of our school community, by developing an understanding through learning about, from and with each other.
Principles of Learning
At RISU we believe learning is most effective when learners:
- Invest in the value of learning
- Are actively involved
- Are given a safe space to rehearse
- Can use the appropriate subject vocabulary or key words
- Can use the language of learning and demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
- Are given the opportunity to reflect
- Can transfer the new into a variety of different situations
- Negotiate risk
- Make meaningful choices
The Personal Goals are at the centre of the qualities we teach in the classroom, and we want our children to display to be the most successful learners possible.
As well as the personal goals we strive for our children to be independent, effective communicators and self confident. Children at RISU are given every opportunity to develop into creative and critical thinkers, and instill a love of learning to become life-long learners.